Speech and Language Evaluations
The purpose of a speech and language evaluation is to measure the communication skills of a person. An evaluation is a comprehensive assessment consisting of behavioral observations, clinical observations, formal assessment tools, and background information about the client to determine if there is a sign of a speech and/or language difficulty.
A case history form is completed prior to administering an evaluation. The case history form provides details of the client's medical, developmental and familial history.
An evaluation is expected to last for approximately 60 - 90 minutes. Results from an evaluation are important as they determine a person's strengths and weaknesses. Any weaknesses identified during the evaluation will be used to target individualized goals during intervention.
Following the evaluation, interpretations and findings are discussed with the client and/or family members. A written report is also provided, which summarizes the findings and recommendations for individuals, families and others involved in the client